4-on-3 Fast Breaks: The Basics

The 4-on-3 Fast Break happens multiple times in every lacrosse game, especially with youth and beginners. No matter what level you coach, it's critical you teach all your offensive and defensive players to recognize and respond to this common situation properly. Make sure your team understands how to work the numbers advantage so they can score!

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Triangle Passing Drill: The Basics

One of the most most fundamental passing and catching drills out there, Triangle Passing is great way to get your players' eyes up and feet moving toward the ball. Whether they need work moving to space, catching and throwing on the run, changing hands, or cutting off-ball, this is the drill for you.

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Game Situation Sprints for Conditioning

Lacrosse is all about speed, change of speed and direction, and recovery time. Lacrosse players need to be explosive, fast, and able to recover quickly. Get your conditioning done in practice in just four minutes with Tabata sprints. You can even have your players carry a ball so they can work on dodging, cradling and field vision while they do it.

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2-on-1 Man/Ball from Different Locations

This is a simple variation of the 2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill to teach youth, high school, and college lacrosse players to turn a loose ball into a goal-scoring opportunity from anywhere on the field. It's great for conditioning and toughness, and it imitates game situations. Plus it's probably the most basic way to teach your players to understand the 2-on-1, even if their stick skills aren't very good yet, since the ball starts on the ground.

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2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill to Goal

This is a simple variation of the 2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill to teach youth, high school, and college lacrosse players to turn a loose ball into a goal-scoring opportunity. It's great for conditioning and toughness, and it imitates game situations. Plus it's probably the most basic way to teach your players to understand the 2-on-1, even if their stick skills aren't very good yet, since the ball starts on the ground.

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2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill: The Basics

The 2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill is a classic ground ball lax drill. Youth, high school, and college coaches alike will find this drill a crucial part of their practice arsenal. It's great for conditioning and toughness, and it imitates game situations. Plus it's probably the most basic way to teach your players to understand the 2-on-1, even if their stick skills aren't very good yet, since the ball starts on the ground.

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State of the Game: From “Man/Ball” to “Ball/Man”

The sport of lacrosse is always evolving, and even the simplest drills sometimes need to be shaken up. Today, coaches at camps, clinics, and practices all across the nation are rethinking one of the most basic and familiar drills in the game--the Man/Ball Drill--and working with players to think ball first, hit second. Read more

New Trends in Today’s Lacrosse: “Ball Reversals”

We spend a lot of time at camps and clinics, and we go to a lot of summer club tournaments where several hundred teams are attending from all over the country. We listen to coaches in between games to hear what they are teaching their players now. We notice when things that were important ten or twenty years ago are not even being mentioned by coaches anymore. And we notice what kids are and are not having success with on the field.

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Time Your Drills for Your Players’ Attention Span

We all know what it looks like when a player zones out and stops listening, especially if you work with younger kids. We also know what it's like to stand around while a coach just talks and talks, instead of getting the kids moving after a demonstration or two. Read more

Keep Score to Raise the Intensity at Practice.

We go to a lot of youth and high school lacrosse practices where the players are all standing in line, or just jogging through line drills, throwing lazy, arching passes. It's painful to watch. One way to inject some intensity and competitiveness into any practice is to keep score. Keeping score can make any part of practice literally "count for something"- goals, ground balls, turnovers, Clears, etc. can all be counted as points somehow.

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